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Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Second Evenlight at Clifton Manor to Benefit Nabb Center

SALISBURY, MD---Tickets are on sale for the second annual Settlers of the Eastern Shore Evenlight, a gala social event at Clifton Manor to benefit the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University. Featuring food, an open bar, mint juleps and a silent auction, the evenlight, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, affords guests the opportunity to tour the restored 1800s Georgian mansion, at one time owned by the president of the Dupont Co. and once the cultural and political center of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Overlooking the Manokin River, Clifton Manor was built in Revell’s Neck on a tract of land that was the 1661 residence of the first Maryland commissioner, Randall Revell. In 1668 the land was proposed as the location for Sommerton, a designated port of entry into Somerset County. Stones representing the remnants of Sommerton (Somerset Town) still may be seen at Clifton Point. The manor itself is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tickets are $60 each. Proceeds help the Nabb Research Center continue its mission of receiving, cataloging, storing and protecting significant Eastern Shore records, manuscripts and artifacts. For tickets call Rebecca Miller at 410-543-6312. For more information visit the Nabb Research Center Web site at nabbhistory.salisbury.edu.

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